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Level 3

Pharmacy Technician


2 years


Rush Green Campus


Flexible dates



In collaboration with local community pharmacies this apprenticeship programme is designed to give you skills and knowledge within the pharmaceutical field.

Pharmacy Technicians play a pivotal role in diverse healthcare settings, including registered pharmacies, community services, GP Practices, care homes, prisons, and hospitals. As a Pharmacy Technician, you will be responsible for managing the supply of medicines and devices, offering advisory services, and undertaking routine and specialist tasks with a high level of professional judgment. This apprenticeship integrates a Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians, aligning with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) guidelines.

Throughout the programme, apprentices will attend college one day a week for comprehensive lessons and receive visits from their tutor to their workplace.

All apprenticeship standards include an end point assessment which is required to complete the standard.

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 4 (C) or above.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to explain why you want to study this course, so that we can ensure any course offer made aligns to your career goals.

Upon successful completion of the Level 3 Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship, apprentices will be equipped to work in various pharmacy settings. The program serves as a stepping-stone for career progression, with many learners moving on to become Dispensing Technicians. This apprenticeship not only meets industry standards but also opens doors to a fulfilling career in healthcare.

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There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

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